A computer study of a simple statistical-mechanical model of phospholipid monolayers and bilayers

Scalas, E, Levi, A C and Gliozzi, A (1990) A computer study of a simple statistical-mechanical model of phospholipid monolayers and bilayers. Journal de Physique I, 51 (C7). pp. 333-338. ISSN 1155-4304

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Abstract

Both the phase diagram and the phase-transition dynamics are studied for a simple model of phospholipid monolayers and bilayers. The phase diagram is studied using finite size scaling and phenomenological renormalization. The model predicts a first-order phase transition with a critical point. The phase-transition dynamics is investigated by the Monte Carlo method with Glauber dynamics. After quenching the system below the critical temperature, the average size of the growing domains l(t) is found to follow a t1/2 law.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Suppl. C7: International Workshop on Geometry and Interfaces
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Depositing User: Enrico Scalas
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 13:45
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 13:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50338
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